Coppell Independent School District Transfer Guidelines

  • Students who reside in the Coppell ISD boundaries and are currently enrolled in a Coppell ISD school and would like to request a transfer to another Coppell ISD school must complete a transfer request form annually. All students attending their current school on a transfer must complete a transfer request form to request in order to remain at the transfer school for the 2022-2023 school year.

    The procedures and guidelines outlined in this document are aligned with Board Policies FDB(Local) and FDB(Legal). Where a student resides determines the school(s) he or she will attend. Any student who wishes to attend a CISD school outside of his/her school attendance zone must complete an Intra-District Transfer Request and obtain District approval to change schools.

    District approved intra-district transfers only apply for the approved school year. Parents are required to reapply annually and approval is contingent on space, availability, a 90% attendance average, student academic criteria and disciplinary records. The district does not provide bus transportation for transfer students.

    The transfer request form must be completed online during the appropriate timeframe. Applications are not available outside of the Board Designated Transfer Windows. Transfer requests must be approved by the Student and Staff Services Department before a student may change schools. A condition of every approved transfer is the requirement that the student maintain prompt and regular attendance (90%), maintain good behavior, maintain passing grades in all areas, and space availability at the receiving campus. Each criterion is reviewed annually. Students with multiple absences, tardies, early pick-ups, late pick-ups and behavioral concerns may have their transfer revoked or denied.


  • Coppell ISD has two transfer application windows for the 2022-2023 school year. The first opportunity to transfer is open from March 1, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. and will close March 31, 2022 at 4:30 pm. Notification to parents of approval/denial will occur on or after April 23, 2022. The second and final transfer window will open on June 1, 2022 at 8:30 am and close on July 9, 2022 at 4:30 pm. Notification to parents will occur on or after July 30, 2022. Decisions are final and cannot be appealed. Please be aware that transfers received outside of the above timeframe may not be reviewed until after school starts due to campuses conducting new enrollments on a daily basis.

Consideration of Transfer Request

  • In evaluating each transfer request, Coppell ISD will consider:

    • Space availability and demographic enrollment projections in the school in which the student has requested to be transferred
    • Individual needs of the student and reason provided for the request
    • Student’s academic, behavioral and attendance history (including tardiness)
    • Student’s need for special instructional services not provided at the home school
    • Evidence of medical and physical needs of students
    • Extraordinary and compelling circumstances
    • Other factors relevant to the transfer request

    *Meeting any or all of the above criteria does not guarantee approval. Coppell ISD will not increase staffing allocations to accommodate transfer requests. Consideration of the effect of the transfer may differ at elementary and secondary schools.

    Pre-K and Kindergarten – No transfers are being accepted at this time for Pre-K or Kindergarten students.

    Elementary – To ensure space is available at a campus for students who reside in the attendance area, Coppell ISD will deny requests that affect grade level enrollment where projections are at 80% or greater of class size expectations.

    Secondary- A variety of factors will be considered to determine whether the transfer would negatively affect the particular campus’ ability to maintain reasonable class sizes.

    Feeder Pattern Progression – The approval of a transfer does not guarantee continued progression through the feeder pattern campuses.

Bus Transportation

  • Coppell ISD does not provide bus transportation for transfer students unless otherwise required by law. Parents whose transfer requests are approved will be responsible for providing transportation to and from the campus.

Change of Residence

  • Transfer forms must be completed when a student moves into a new Coppell ISD school attendance zone but wants to remain at the school he or she has been attending. A student is considered a transfer student subject to the transfer rules beginning at the time a request is approved. A new transfer is required when a student would like to make a request to change schools.

    If you move once the school year has begun you will need to contact Student & Staff Services about the residence change. You can also email your inquiry to